The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Test Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 30 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Specialist
Rank 894 921 970
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +49
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Specialist 27 46 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.043% 0.027%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.029% 0.044% 0.028%
Number of salaries quoted 23 41 29
Median salary £53,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+18.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £35,500 £42,000
10% offered a salary of more than £110,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £43,750 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -2.77%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
94551 104274 117052
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.30% 96.45% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 79526 85540 95895
Median salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £68,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Test Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Test Specialist in the job title.

Test Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Test Specialist
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Specialist within the UK.

Test Specialist Salary Trend in the UK

Test Specialist
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Specialist over the 3 months to 30 May 2016 within the UK.

Test Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Test Specialist
Top 26 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 30 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +42 26 £53,500 +18.88% 6
South East +38 11 £31,250 -30.55%
London +21 8 £110,000 +69.23% 2
Hampshire +8 6 £30,000 -33.33%
Southampton +4 6 £30,000 -33.33%
Berkshire - 4 £55,000 -
South West +11 3 £37,500 -3.22%
Bath -1 3 £37,500 -
Somerset -3 3 £37,500 -3.22%
Reading - 3 - -
East of England +35 2 - - 1
East Midlands +13 2 £52,500 +23.52%
Nottingham +4 2 £52,500 +23.52%
Nottinghamshire +4 2 £52,500 +23.52%
Cambridgeshire - 2 - - 1
Cambridge - 2 - - 1
North West +16 1 £65,000 +62.50% 1
Scotland 0 1 - -
Glasgow -8 1 - -
West Midlands -16 1 £62,500 -
Worcestershire - 1 £62,500 -
Surrey - 1 £37,500 -
Redditch - 1 £62,500 -
Manchester - 1 £65,000 - 1
Maidenhead - 1 £55,000 -
Dorking - 1 £37,500 -

Test Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 May 2016, Test Specialist job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Test Specialist in the job title.

1 29 (54.72%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (45.28%) QA
3 22 (41.51%) SQL
4 19 (35.85%) Finance
5 18 (33.96%) Java
5 18 (33.96%) Test Scripting
6 17 (32.08%) Test Automation
7 15 (28.30%) Selenium
8 13 (24.53%) Performance Testing
8 13 (24.53%) JavaScript
9 12 (22.64%) ISEB
10 11 (20.75%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (20.75%) SQL Server
11 10 (18.87%) HTML
11 10 (18.87%) Web Services
11 10 (18.87%) Degree
12 9 (16.98%) SDLC
12 9 (16.98%) Banking
12 9 (16.98%) MS Excel
12 9 (16.98%) CSS
12 9 (16.98%) HP UFT
13 8 (15.09%) LoadRunner
13 8 (15.09%) Oracle
13 8 (15.09%) JIRA
13 8 (15.09%) Analytical Skills
13 8 (15.09%) BDD
14 7 (13.21%) Functional Testing
14 7 (13.21%) Automation Testing
14 7 (13.21%) DevOps
14 7 (13.21%) Mentoring

Test Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (7.55%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (16.98%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (5.66%) Temenos T24
2 1 (1.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.89%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (20.75%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.55%) Oracle Database
2 4 (7.55%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (28.30%) Selenium
2 9 (16.98%) HP UFT
3 8 (15.09%) JIRA
3 8 (15.09%) LoadRunner
4 6 (11.32%) Cucumber
5 5 (9.43%) Git (software)
5 5 (9.43%) JBehave
5 5 (9.43%) Ranorex
5 5 (9.43%) RSpec
5 5 (9.43%) Subversion
5 5 (9.43%) Visual Studio
5 5 (9.43%) WebDriver
6 4 (7.55%) Jenkins
6 4 (7.55%) JMeter
6 4 (7.55%) Maven
7 3 (5.66%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (3.77%) Selenium IDE
8 2 (3.77%) SoapUI
9 1 (1.89%) SpecFlow
9 1 (1.89%) Zephyr
General
1 19 (35.85%) Finance
2 9 (16.98%) Banking
3 6 (11.32%) Games
3 6 (11.32%) Retail
3 6 (11.32%) Telecoms
4 3 (5.66%) Law
5 1 (1.89%) Electronics
5 1 (1.89%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.89%) Marketing
5 1 (1.89%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (18.87%) HTML
1 10 (18.87%) Web Services
2 9 (16.98%) CSS
3 5 (9.43%) .NET
3 5 (9.43%) Ajax
4 4 (7.55%) Backbone.js
4 4 (7.55%) HTML5
4 4 (7.55%) Java EE
4 4 (7.55%) jQuery
4 4 (7.55%) RESTful
5 1 (1.89%) Apache Flex
5 1 (1.89%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.09%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.77%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.89%) IPTV
3 1 (1.89%) Online Games
3 1 (1.89%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.43%) Unix
2 4 (7.55%) Windows
3 2 (3.77%) Linux
4 1 (1.89%) AIX
4 1 (1.89%) Solaris
4 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (54.72%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (33.96%) Test Scripting
3 17 (32.08%) Test Automation
4 13 (24.53%) Performance Testing
5 11 (20.75%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (16.98%) SDLC
7 8 (15.09%) BDD
8 7 (13.21%) Automation Testing
8 7 (13.21%) DevOps
8 7 (13.21%) Functional Testing
8 7 (13.21%) Mentoring
8 7 (13.21%) Regression Testing
8 7 (13.21%) Scrum
9 6 (11.32%) Software Engineering
10 5 (9.43%) API Testing
10 5 (9.43%) CMMI
10 5 (9.43%) Continuous Delivery
10 5 (9.43%) Logistics
10 5 (9.43%) Non-Functional Testing
10 5 (9.43%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 22 (41.51%) SQL
2 18 (33.96%) Java
3 13 (24.53%) JavaScript
4 6 (11.32%) C#
5 4 (7.55%) PL/SQL
5 4 (7.55%) Python
6 1 (1.89%) C
6 1 (1.89%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.89%) VB
6 1 (1.89%) VBA
6 1 (1.89%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (22.64%) ISEB
2 10 (18.87%) Degree
3 3 (5.66%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.89%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (1.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.89%) MCITP
4 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.89%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.89%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (45.28%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (13.21%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.89%) Grafana
Vendors
1 8 (15.09%) Oracle
2 5 (9.43%) HP
2 5 (9.43%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.77%) IBM
4 1 (1.89%) Cisco
4 1 (1.89%) Citrix
4 1 (1.89%) SAP
4 1 (1.89%) SOASTA, Inc
4 1 (1.89%) Sun
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
DCV Technologies
Salary: From £28,000 to £34,900 per annum Excellent benefits packages
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Morrisons
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Reco Group
Salary: £0 - £65,000 per year
Posted: 6 days ago